Travel Blogs from Memphis
No photos today, just a driving day. We are using our "free night" with Choice Hotels. Not bad digs for the price.
Shortly after we left Dallas this morning we began to see green fields that were not irrigated. A little too flat for these hillbillies.
Not sure if we will check out Memphis as we are not big Elvis fans. …
... And this is where we meet Nick Kenney and had our famous interview. Ha ha. But it wasn't really an interview. But won't let the truth ruin a good story. The girls got in the shot in the background. Nick and his camera lady were pretty cool. Really relaxed and Nick was from New Orleans so he gave us some good places to go for good food! That night sort of all rolled into one. We had dinner and went to a few different places down Beale Street and meet up with Daddio ...
... were staying at the Double Tree by Hilton. Woo hoo we hit the Jackpot finally a night not in my sleeping bag! Yep every night, I just don’t trust those motels! Beyers does he’s a honey badger, he doesn’t care!! Upon arrival we emptied the car, and checked in. Here you are welcomed with a warm cookie and live piano music, very classy, finally I felt at home! I think I was built for the high life rather than the backpacker life!! He he!
... day! The whole estate was a great tribute to the legend who was Elvis Presley, an amazing collection of his planes, automobiles and memorabilia, all very tastefully assembled and preserved. We loved it and learnt a lot about him and his family (I had never known he was one of a twin – his brother Jesse a still born –imagine how different the world might have been if he had survived instead of Elvis). Other highlights ...
... There is also a museum here with a tour of a riverboat, the history of the river, and a movie about the various tragedies that have been brought about by the Mississippi flooding.
The Mississippi is still flooded and we noticed today that there should have been an area of land off to one side of the island, but it is still underwater as you can see the tops of the trees just barely sticking out. We have a picture of this.
Lunch today was at ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Hotel Memphis
Decent Stay at Affordable Rate
We had a very pleasing stay at this hotel. Rate is very reasonable for the value that we received. The hotel has a heated indoor pool that was very nice. We are very satisfied with the cleanliness of the room. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed are stay even though we were just passing thru.
For a nice stay and a resonable price, I will definitely be back and stay here.
After reading these comments my wife and i were planning on canceling our reservation. I called and spoke to a reservationist and explained my concern. She made it clear that the hotel was purchased by new owners and there is constant improvements made since October . We decided to stay on her word, she said if we were not pleased we could cancel our reservation without penalty. We were checked it to room 311 we were very pleased with accommodations the hotel had a heated indoor pool that was just redone with a Jacuzzi, Free wireless in all pool and common areas business center in lobby.
The first room we were checked into was very moldy and mildewy, we were then moved to another room on the third floor. This room had exposed electrical outlets. When we came back from dinner the elevator was out of service, and half of the washers were out of service in the laundry area. I can't believe this hotel is rated as a three star hotel, I wouldn't even give it half a star.
Watch the hype!!
After two rooms was finally put into one of the "showrooms". Black mold on the shower ceiling, dresser was broken down (appeared someone had jumped on it), phone cables hanging out of wall, and air conditioner could only get cooling to 83 degrees. If they would had told me the place was the old Holiday Inn I would have never made reservations there. Too much price for poor quality rooms. Guest services was very competent, but had little to work with.
Plenty of hospitality and value for your money
We recently stayed at the memphis plaza hotel. Upon check-in we were warmly greeted by the front desk clerk and quickly checked in. We also appreciated the fact that there was a indoor heated pool and hot tub.
The rooms were standard but a great deal for your money and clean.
I would not ever hesistate to stay at this hotel again in the future.
THANKS MEMPHIS PLAZA!!!
The only thing good about this place was the staff.....they were VERY nice. Otherwise, the place was filthy, smelled bad, the beds were dirty and damp, stains everywhere, no sports bar as claimed, halls were dark, hoodlums loitering in the parking lot, telephones in the room were ripped apart and all the buttons were missing, bathroom was disgusting
My husband and infant daughter stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. I had found this hotel on a combo flight and hotel thru Yahoo Travel. Upon arrival there was only one desk clerk working and about 10 of us ready to check in on a holiday weekend. I felt really bad for her (Lakisha was her name I think) She finally got us checked in and was super friendly. Our room was very average. Not the most sparkling clean, but it was OK. The nice thing there was the pool area. We swam both days. and found it to be very nice. Hot tub too. Also, the staff was friendly to us, just slow with regards to requests for extra towels. I finally had to go to the front desk and stand there along with another lady while they got us more towels. It seemed like they were very understaffed. We did not go in the lounge, so I can't report on that. We were on the 3rd floor and our pop machine did not work. Ice machine did. Maid that we saw every day was very very nice.
Our party picked this place on our recent trip because of the advertisement they had running in a local Memphis coupon magazine.
Don't even consider it!
This place is an absolute dump! Bad smells, broken down old furniture and fixtures, dim lighting, dirty, dirty dirty.........I would have rather slept in the car. If it is any indication, while we were checking in two separate guests appeared who had apparantly just checked in and viewed the facility and their rooms, turned in their keys and left saying that the place was awful!.....well we should have taken the hint.......I really can't say enough about how terrible this place is.......it was disgusting!
We just got back from a business trip to Memphis and chose to spend the night in this hotel because of its convenient location. While we didn't expect to be in the lap of luxury we did expect to have a clean room. The place is all scruffy and dilapidated. Our sheets were old and stained, the upholstery on the chair was filthy, and the bathroom was nasty. My husband and I went to the "lounge" for a cocktail before leaving for dinner and it was a joke. Twenty or so bottles of liquor and a few beaten up tables- it looked like a bar in the basement of a house. I watched the person behind the bar make a marguerita for a guest- she poured out Popov vodka and commercial bottled mix (I thought this was a tequila drink??) into a glass and put the oldest, most discolored lime that I've ever seen on the rim. The drink fit right in with this hotel's condition. There's a Drury Inn within spitting distance of this Holiday Inn, and it looked clean, updated and welcoming. Spend the $30 extra dollars and stay there.